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CNN White House Correspondent: Trump Video May Spell End of Campaign ‘This Could Be It’

screen-shot-2016-10-07-at-5-49-23-pmCNN’s senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta believes that the newly leaked tape in which Donald Trump is caught candidly discussing his sexual exploits may finish his presidential campaign.

Asked by Wolf Blitzer if the tape could kill Trump’s run for the White House, Acosta said, “I think this could be it.”

In his analysis: Acosta compared the newly released video to the Mitt Romney 47% tape.

I think this far exceeds what happened with Mitt Romney’s 47% percent moment. I think this is one of those moments that can just absolutely sink a campaign…Donald Trump has had a problem with women voters throughout this process. If you’re a female voter in Pennsylvania or Ohio and you’re sitting on the fence, and you’re undecided…this is just one of those moments that’s going to give someone a tremendous amount of pause.

Acosta added: “(Hillary Clinton) has used the term ‘basket of deplorables.’ There isn’t much that is more deplorable than this. This is the definition of deplorable”

Watch above, via CNN.

UPDATE –– 12:21 a.m. ET: Trump has apologized. Watch the video here.

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